Photo via Louise Fili Ltd.

Designers rejoice! Louise Fili’s Elegantissima has made a grand entrance into the world, complete with stunning type and years worth of design masterpieces from the legend herself.

I can never, ever forgive my parents for having the bad judgment to leave Italy and come to America. The final indignity was that I was born in New Jersey and had to spend the rest of my life getting as far away as possible from the Garden State. My first trip to Italy was a typographic and gastronomic epiphany: quite simply, everything looked, tasted, and sounded better in Italian.

Louise Fili, in a conversation about her new book

free typeface! olé!

I found this typeface this evening via Behance Network, and I’m completely diving into it. Very fun. The best part is, it’s FREE to download (one of my favorite things = SWEET FREE FONTS, not to be confused with CRAPPY FREE FONTS)!

Here’s the fun I’ve had with it tonight…pretty simple:
PS // I couldn’t resist making my Valentine’s banner early! What can I say, February is probably my favorite month… ; )